Peter Blake Dates

Life Events

Born in Dartford, Kent

1932

modest beginnings

Attended Gravesend Tech College

1946 - 1949

Gravesend School of Art

1949 - 1951

National Service (RAF)

1951 - 1953

Royal College (pop art)

1953 - 1956
  • different from fellow students
  • representational art instead of popular abstract expressionism
  • more nostalgic, to do w/ childhood
  • roughly painted in some places
  • incredibly detailed in others

won travel scholarship

1956 - 1957

Leverhullme
- went around Europe collecting folk art

taught at St Martin's School of Art

1960 - 1962

Taught at Harrow School of Art

1960 - 1963

won prize at John Moore's Competition

1961

national competition

taught at Wathermstow

1961 - 1964

Paintings

'Children Reading Comics'

1954

'Preparation for Entry into Jerusalem'

1955 - 1956

assigned titles
- flattened curves
- look like collage

'On the Balcony

1955 - 1957

'Girlie Door'

1959

'The Fine Art Bit'

1959

'Got a Girl'

1960 - 1961

'The First Real Target'

1961

'Self Portrait with Badges'

1961

'Toyshop'

1962

'The Beatles'

1962 - 1963

'Little Lady Luck'

1965

'Kamikaze'

1965

'Doktor K. Tortur'

1965

'Sgt. Pepper's Album Cover'

1967

'Alice Through the Looking Glass'

1970

moving away from pop art
- illustrating children's books

'Titania'

1976

'The Meeting'

1981 - 1983

Exhibitions

one man show at the Portal Gallery

1962

for naive art